The GTN-G Steering Committee was established to coordinate, support, and advise the WGMS, the NSIDC, and the GLIMS initiative regarding the monitoring of the ‘Essential Climate Variable’ (ECV) “glaciers”. The GTN‐G Steering Committee has the status of an IACS Standing Group and consists of:
- an Executive Board that is responsible for (i) the development and implementation of the international observation strategy for glaciers, (ii) providing standards for the monitoring of glacier fluctuations (e.g., length change, mass balance) and for inventories, and (iii) the compilation and distribution of such information in a standardized form, and
- an Advisory Board under the lead of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) that is to (i) support, (ii) consult, and (iii) periodically evaluate the work of the Executive Board and its three operational bodies concerning the monitoring of glaciers.
For more details see the official document describing the generic structure and the Terms of Reference of the GTN-G Steering Committee.
For current officers of the Executive Board and members of the Advisory Board see contact.